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Paul H. Nevitt

d. January 13, 2018

Paul H. Nevitt, age 79, of Sherman, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Paul was born March 13, 1938 in Springfield, the son of Clyde and Stella Stout Nevitt.  He married Mary Lou Wolfe on May 19, 1962 in Pinckneyville.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou of Sherman; one son, Greg (wife Susan) Nevitt of Springfield; a sister-in-law, Joan Nevitt; and niece, Lisa (husband Mark) Griffeth.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, and brother, Martin Nevitt.

He graduated from Athens High School in 1956.  He first started working at Allis-Chalmers, Standard Oil Company, and later the Springfield Fire Department for 21 years.  Paul also worked for Pyr-tech Inc. in Collinsville.

Paul served for the US Army from 1959 until 1962, assigned as a radio operator for 22 months in Germany.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 32, Illinois Association of Retired Fire Fighters, and the National Rifle Association.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Athens Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Athens Christian Church at 10:00 AM with Rev. Vaughn Beeman officiating.  Burial will be held immediately after the services at Joel Hall Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Athens Christian Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral is assisting the Nevitt family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Greg and Family you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. God Bless.

  2. Mary Lou we are so sorry to hear about Paul.
    Just can’t believe this happened.
    We enjoyed our breakfast outings with you & Paul & Mart & Joan.
    Our love & prayers goes out to you & all the family.

    Jess & Janie

  3. To Paul’s Family, you are in our prayers. I worked with Paul for many years at Pyr-Tech. He was a fine man and a good investigator.

    Mike Lanxon (Angie)

  4. Mary Lou

    We were deeply saddened when Al Reyne called us about Paul. He was quite the man, always ready to help and very, very, good at fire investigations. Carolyn and I will miss seeing Paul and you when we would meet at Bob Evans when you were airport-bound. They will need a good firefighter in Heaven to keep the devil’s fires extinguished. Paul will be the right man for the job.

  5. May your loved one rest peacefully. One day soon, we will reap the blessings of Jesus sacrificial death. (John 3:16) Soon, all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus Christ voice and come to life again on a peaceful new world. (John 5:28, 29; Psalm 37:10, 11, 29) Please feel free to visit one of our local Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for more comforting Bible answers, ( My deepest condolences.

  6. Mary Lou, Greg and Susan,
    Sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was the finest man, friend and neighbor! I always enjoyed our talks and visits!

  7. To the family of Paul,

    I work at the Illinois Senate and have always enjoyed visiting with Paul. He always had a smile on his face and something nice to say. He will be missed here and my thoughts and prayers our with your family.


    Anita Colvin-Barth

  8. To the Family of Paul,
    I had the pleasure of working with Paul at the Capitol for many years. He was a very kind, gentle man whom everyone adorned and respected. I will miss you Paul, Rest In Peace.
    Senator Mattie Hunter
    3rd District

  9. What a WONDERFUL man and supportive uncle! He was always there for our family. We will miss his laugh and his sense of humor.
    Rest in peace, Uncle Paul.

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